Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Competency Description

Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities, including: race, creed, color, religion, national origins, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Basic

  • Articulates the University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to their role at the university.
  • Demonstrates civil and respectful behaviors in support of the UI Human Rights policy that prohibits “differences in treatment of persons because of race, creed, color, religion, national origins, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.”
  • Demonstrates a willingness to examine one’s own biases, assumptions, and attitudes.
  • Knows where to find diversity-related organizational policies, procedures, and resources.

Working

  • Maintains productive work relationships while considering multiple perspectives.
  • Demonstrates awareness of one’s own and others’ social identities (e.g. race, gender, disability status, religion, etc.) and their relevance in the workplace.
  • Resolves cross-cultural conflicts effectively.
  • Articulates the unit’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the reasons for its importance.
  • Engages in personal and professional development on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Extensive

  • Promotes a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment in which concerns are addressed effectively.
  • Can identify unit policies and practices that have a disparate impact on specific populations.
  • Recommends policies and practices to advance an equitable, inclusive work environment and counter racism, sexism, and other forms of institutional bias.
  • Forms respectful relationships with individuals and organizations representing diverse constituencies, and seeks regular input to better understand diversity, equity & inclusion issues and enhance recruitment efforts.
  • Engages in on-going self-reflection and continues to advance their knowledge and skills related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Expert/Leader

  • Articulates the importance of diversity, equity & inclusion to UI’s mission to multiple internal and external constituencies.
  • Uses data to identify inequitable policies and practices in their unit and implements continuous improvement strategies to ensure more equitable outcomes.
  • Coaches and teaches others to develop diverse, equitable and inclusive work environments, including supporting unit’s understanding of impact of and strategies to address institutional racism, sexism, and other forms of bias.
  • Operationalizes diversity-, inclusive-, and equity-mindedness in unit strategic planning.
  • Promotes a collaborative workplace climate that recognizes, celebrates, and rewards diversity, equity & inclusion.
  • Recognizes and addresses incidents of explicit and implicit bias, including one’s own; holds people accountable for problematic behavior.